Question: Can a Franchisee use their own suppliers?
A Franchisee cannot normally use their own suppliers. Most Franchise Agreements restrict suppliers to only those that have been approved by the Franchisor. However, most Franchise Agreements also have a provision which allows a Franchisee to obtain a Franchisor’s permission to use their own suppliers.
Answered by Masao Watanabe
Masao is a franchise lawyer. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales in 2009, Masao pursued a degree in law, graduating in 2014 with a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney. Previously Masao has worked in several franchises as well as in finance.
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